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Provision of infrastructure in rural areas a tool to fight terrorism, says BurataI



Former Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) and Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd), has affirmed that infrastructural development in rural areas would aid the fight against terrorism in the North East region.

According to him, the provision and sustenance of rural infrastructural facilities are means of protecting lives and property in the country.
Buratai spoke on Saturday, October 28th, 2023 while presenting the first convocation lecture at the Nigerian Army University, Biu (NAUB), Borno State.
He called on stakeholders and authorities at the federal and state levels to commence the construction and rehabilitation of roads for accessibility to rural and ungoverned spaces.

Besides accessibility to rural areas, he added that the development of rural infrastructural projects would attract socio-economic development to stem the tide of insecurity in the country.

The former CoAS noted that most of the infrastructural development projects are located in the state capitals, tasking the six state governors in the North East region to look inward and see what they could do to open up their local councils with various facilities.

He noted that infrastructural developments in rural areas could also attract investors to harness the vast agricultural, livestock, and mineral resources in the states and help to curb poverty and unemployment.

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